Culture, Heritage and Diversity


Cultural heritage: Reference texts

Conventions
Declarations
Recommendations
Resolutions
Charters

Conventions

Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society
opened for signature on 27 October 2005

European Convention on the Protection of the Archaeological Heritage (revised)
entered into force on 25 May 1995

Convention for the Protection of the Architectural Heritage of Europe
entered into force on 1 December 1987

Declarations

Declaration on the protection and rebuilding of places of worship in Kosovo and the wider Balkans
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 18 July 2001

Recommendations

Recommendation 266 (2009) on the future of cultural tourism – towards a sustainable model
adopted by the Congress of local and regional authorities of the Council of Europe on 5 March 2009

Recommendation 1851 (2008) on “Crafts and cultural heritage conservation skills”
adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly, on 25 September 2009

Recommendation 195 (2006) on “Reconciling heritage and modernity”
adopted by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe on 23 January 2009

Recommendation No R (2005) 13 on the governance and management of university heritage
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 7 December 2005

Recommendation No. R (2003) 1 on the promotion of tourism to foster the cultural heritage as a factor for sustainable development
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 15 January 2003

Recommendation No R (2001) 15 on history teaching in twenty-first-century Europe
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 31 October 2001

Recommendation 1486 (2000) on maritime and fluvial cultural heritage
adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly on 9 November 2000

Recommendation 1485 (2000) on disused hospitals and military buildings
adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly, on 9 November 2000

Recommendation 1484 (2000) on management of cathedrals and other major religious buildings in use
adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly, on 9 November 2000

Recommendation No R (98) 5 concerning heritage education
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 17 March 1998

Recommendation No R (98) 4 on measures to promote the integrated conservation of historic complexes composed of immoveable and moveable property
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 17 March 1998

Recommendation 1372 (1998) on the Unidroit Convention on stolen or illegally exported cultural property
adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly, on 26 May 1998

Recommendation No R (97) 2 on sustained care of the cultural heritage against physical deterioration due to pollution and other similar factors
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 4 February 1997

Recommendation No R (96) 6 on the protection of the cultural heritage against unlawful acts
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 19 June 1996

Recommendation No R (95) 9 on the integrated conservation of cultural landscape areas as part of landscape policies
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 7 September 1995

Recommendation No R (95) 3 on co-ordinating documentation methods and systems related to historic buildings and monuments of the architectural heritage
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 11 January 1995

Recommendation No R (93) 9 on the protection of the architectural heritage against natural disasters
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 23 November 1993

Recommendation No R (91) 13 on the protection of the twentieth century architectural heritage
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 9 September 1991

Recommendation No R (91) 6 on the measures likely to promote the funding of the conservation of the architectural heritage
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 11 April 1991

Recommendation No R (90) 20 on the protection and conservation of the industrial, technical and civil engineering heritage in Europe
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 10 September 1990

Recommendation No (89) 6 on the protection and enhancement of the rural architectural heritage
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 3 April 1989

Recommendation No R (89) 5 concerning the protection and enhancement of the archaeological heritage in the context of town and country planning operations
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 3 April 1989

Recommendation No (88) 5 on control of physical deterioration of the architectural heritage accelerated by pollution
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 29 February 1988

Recommendation No R (87) 24 on European industrial towns
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 22 October 1987

Recommendation No R (86) 15 on the promotion of craft trades involved in the conservation of the architectural heritage
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 16 October 1986

Recommendation No R (86) 11 on urban open space
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 12 September 1986

Recommendation (85) 8 on the conservation of the European film heritage
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 14 May 1985

Recommendation No R (81) 13on action in aid of certain declining craft trades in the context of craft activity
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 22 June 1981

Recommendation No R (80) 16 on the specialised training of architects, town planners, civil engineers and landscape designers
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 11 December 1980

Resolutions

Resolution (98) 4 on the cultural routes of the Council of Europe
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 17 March 1998

Resolution (76) 28 concerning the adaptation of laws and regulations to the requirements of integrated conservation of the architectural heritage
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 5 April 1976

Resolution (73) 3 on rural revival policies in the balance between town and country
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 9 January 1973

Resolution (72) 21 on the compilation of national inventories of monuments, groups of buildings and sites of historical or artistic interest
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 24 May 1972

Resolution (72) 20 on interim measures for the protection of the cultural heritage of monuments and sites
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 24 May 1972

Resolution (72) 16 on the preservation and renovation of Venice
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 15 May 1972

Resolution (70) 22 on the preservation and renovation of Venice
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 1 June 1970

Resolution (68) 16 on the organisation of a conference of ministers most directly responsible for the preservation and rehabilitation of groups and areas of buildings of historical or artistic interest
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 27 May 1968

Resolution (68) 12 on the active maintenance of monuments, groups and areas of buildings of historical or artistic interest within the context of regional planning
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 29 April 1968

Resolution (68) 11 on the principles and practice of the active preservation and rehabilitation of groups and areas of buildings of historical or artistic interest
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 29 April 1968

Resolution (66) 20 on the reviving of monuments
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 21 March 1966

Resolution (66) 19 on criteria and methods of cataloguing ancient buildings and historical or artistic sites
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 21 March 1966

Resolution 44 (1964) on regional planning and development of ancient buildings and historical or artistic site
adopted by the Congress of local and regional authorities of the Council of Europe on 10 April 1964

Charters

Charter on the use of ancient places of performance
adopted at the international colloquy held in Verona, August 1997

European Charter of the Architectural Heritage
adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 15 September 1975